|Accidental Petroglyphs, 12 x 12", Acrylic on Canvas, by Tracy Feldman|
|Untitled 7/22/14, 16 x 20", Acrylic on Canvas|
by Catherine W.
I also worked on a piece while Catherine painted. I chose another piece that I realized I didn't want to keep, a smaller 12" square one and used the same tape technique as I did with Catherine. I liked it when it was done, but decided to show Catherine that you could use your fingers as brushes to dot paint on a piece. As soon as I did that, I hated the result, so I tried to wipe it off. However, I didn't realize that some of the underlying "pane" paint was still wet, so everything smeared. So I had to wipe off as much as I could; unfortunately the result was a muddy mess. I worked harder to dry the mess, and then I started again with the tape, and did a much simpler over-painting technique; I used a single color to define the "panes". The result was OK, but it needed something more, something of a much lighter value. Thus I laid simple geometric patterns on the stripes left from the earlier underpainting. The value ranges were better and I liked that my geometric patterns created the impression of being petroglyphs. That is why the I call the piece Accidental Petroglyphs.
As usual, I'm putting my work up on my DailyPaintworks Gallery site. Go to it by clicking on its icon to the right). So, if you are interested, check out the auction for it. I'm afraid that Catherine's lovely piece will stay in her own private collection for now.